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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 70,497 People

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    The I just want to die feeling hasn't gone away

    for a week now. I'm fighting so hard to be normal. I fight myself on weather or not I should be alive. It's a never ending battle when your fighting yourself.
    Haixiu Haixiu 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I often feel so worthless

    and stupid. No one understands my social anxiety or depression. im just told to "snap out of it" i feel trapped and suffocated. i feel alone and sad. i often picture my funeral and no one being there. i often picture my family finding me dead and not shedding a tear. my life has...
    lilpeanut24 lilpeanut24 22-25, F 12 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I drink almost everyday

    because I do not know what I am dealing with. I feel if I go home, I would be incomplete and quiet. I love my parents yet I fear being in a quiet zone. My mom tries to talk but I have nothing to say. I am 6 antidepressants every night and I am not suppose to drink. But when I do...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    thoughts of suicide plague my mind most of the

    time I'm awake honestly I only feel free when I'm asleep. oh well though I could never act in those thoughts.
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've barely been outside in three days.

    So Today I texted my friend thinking we had plans to go swimming. Instead she said she might go to the beach with her boyfriend. Which I clearly won't be invited to. :( I feel so sad now.
    beautifuldisaster4 beautifuldisaster4 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I haven't smoked or hurt myself in almost 8

    years, but every 6-8 weeks I go through a cycle of severe depression and the urge to smoke or hurt myself. It lasts a week or less. The only way I've avoided doing something I'll regret it because I know it'll be over soon (until next time). Some times are harder than others...
    punkrockprincess0314 punkrockprincess0314 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    im always goin through depression its a daily

    thing for me whether it be from social anxiety changes that came into my life that happened or werent supposed to happen its hard for me to explain in words but Im fighting depression everyday
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I've been in love with the same guy

    for 3 years and it ******* sucks. and people tell me all the time that I should just let go of him, but I can never bring myself to it. I punish myself for how I hurt him by cutting myself. I didn't mean to ever let it go this far. i hadn't talked to him in a long time cause I...
    ta78 ta78 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some days it's alright.

    Some days it's bad. Some days it's (bleeping) bad. Sometimes I feel like I won't be able to kick depression, but there are moments, fleeting as they may, that remind me that things are going to be okay. The biggest realization I had to make is the truth that my problems and...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    will never understand

    why girls give guys fake numbers :( hurts worse then actual rejection
    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm sorry mother, I'm going to put you through

    so much pain and suffering, I love you so much I just can't do it anymore, dear father.. Are you going to regret leaving me and mom after I take my own life? are you going to miss me? are you going to care?.. Dear sister please stay strong & remember I'll always love & be proud...
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    If you can't control the way your mind is

    thinking, bless it and have trust things will get better. The answer always comes in one form or another. The main thing to survive is to have patience, which is attained through faith and belief in your own Self.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    If I could just get up in the morning,

    do as a normal human being does. If I could just get up, get ready for the world, stop overthinking things, stop stressing for not doing anything and just function... But I can't. It's a force that's making me not do anything. Making me sit around. Making me tired, drained...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    omg i deal with depression every day

    sometimes I wake up in the morning I wonder what kind of mood i will in be in this time
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I just done with being stupid

    and falling in love and I just hate myself for it
    kathrynvansickle kathrynvansickle 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    dealing with depression it's not fun at all

    sometimes i wanna scream everyday you gotta deal with people you don't like when im stress out i like isolate myself from everyone cause i don't have time for drama things like that wish i never had depression
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Having depression is like drowning; You're

    under water- you're struggling to reach surface to get a breath. Everything is in your way but eventually you get to the top and are able to get a small breath and everything is calm for a moment. You look around vividly and you're in the middle of no where when something all...
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    It's miraculous how much magically better I

    feel only on the days i've finally resolved to get help.
    scoria scoria 22-25 1 day ago

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    So I started cutting two years ago.

    I honestly want to stop and I can't really find out how.
    uhborshun uhborshun 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    having a bad few weeks.

    today, my mom threatened to end my insurance over a little disagreement. both of my parents have told me I should just leave their houses (divorced parents- I still live at home). they know I can't, especially not with my new medical problems. I also went to the doctor again the...
    etceteraetcetera etceteraetcetera 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Having depression is like drowning; You get a

    gasp of air just long enough to hold you over as you go back under- but it's barely enough.. But something keeps you holding on until that next breath..
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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